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It seems the love triangle between Bill, Sookie and Eric will get even more complicated in Season 4.
We here, at AllStephenMoyer, of course, want Bill and Sookie to get back together. And, since the last episode of Season 3 saw Sookie rebuff Bill, we understand why he is “giving her some space” this season. We think this proves his love and, even though it’s now pretty much confirmed that Eric will have the advantage in season 4, we are guessing that it won’t be for long.
Read the report from the Hollywood Reporter below that provides quotes about the topic from last night’s Premiere:
When we last left Bon Temps, Sookie (Anna Paquin) had cut her ties with vampires Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) after she learns that the former was a spy for the vampire authority from the later. As the battle for her heart waged between Bill and Eric in Season 3, Sookie winds up ignoring Bill’s advice and saving Eric from a sun-fueled death.
It’s a hard battle to fight when both your love interests constantly find ways to screw the other over. Which is why Paquin says Sookie “is going it alone at the beginning” of the season.
“At the end of Season 3, she tells them both to get lost,” Paquin told The Hollywood Reporter at Tuesday’s Hollywood premiere.
While Paquin feels it “would be very impolitic to declare a side between Bill and Eric,” Team Eric may have the advantage.
ERIC AND SOOKIE
Suffering from a case of amnesia at the hands of a powerful coven of witches, “the Eric you thought you knew is gone and it changes the dynamic between Eric and Sookie as well,” Skarsgård says.
While the former vampire sheriff may still be physically strong, the tactically smart guy is gone and must learn how to navigate in the world, which is where Sookie comes in. One thing, however, remains: “The attraction to Sookie is still there,” Skarsgård teases.
So does this mean there’s a shot that the steamy shower sex scene between Eric and Sookie from author Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books is a go?
“Everyone wants to know if the shower scene will be in there that makes the fourth Sookie book the most popular book. We’ll see! I don’t know!” Harris told THR.
SOOKIE AND BILL
With his spy games for the vampire authority are now public record, and Sookie officially giving her former fiancé his walking papers, what’s next for Bill?
“Bill basically says Sookie’s needs and what she wants are more important than his own,” creator Alan Ball tells THR. “That’s love.”
So what’s a single vampire looking for love going to do? “Bill has decided to enjoy bachelorhood while he can,” Moyer says.
“He makes the decision that if you love somebody you have to set them free and the only way for him to possibly believe that there might be a chance for some rekindling down the line is to let her be the person that she needs to be,” he adds.
With no other choice but to let love go — and enjoy bachelorhood — Bill’s hope still springs eternal when it comes to a reunion with Sookie.
“I think he loves her so much that he knows he has to step back,” Moyer says. “Hopefully at some point, there’s a glimmer of hope in him that maybe somewhere down the line something will happen. But at the moment, he knows it’s not going to be now. She’s got some mending to do. He knows the first person who’s going to step into that bridge is Eric and he has to let it be.”
We have three new True Blood Season 4 promo videos below. Although similar, each one has something the other doesn’t, so they are worth a look:
source: HBO YouTube
Stephen Moyer is the cover boy in the July/August issue of Men’s Health Magazine.
In the article, by Jeff O’Connell, we find out a lot about Stephen’s workout and how he manages to stay buff and healthy and he reveals some things about himself, too.
For example, he quit smoking in 2004 when he saw his daughter mimicking him smoking. His kids have a powerful impact on him, and it’s one of the things about him we like most.
Something else he talks about is being lazy. After shadowing him at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in April, when he ran two test trials and won pole position with no sleep having been on the set the night before, I sure would never think of Stephen Moyer as lazy, but he explains what he means in the interview below.
STEPHEN MOYER HAS FINISHED ONE gym workout and is walking to a boxing studio a block away for a second session. So it’s odd to hear him say, in all seriousness, ” I am lazy.” And then, to drive home the point, “I am lazy. I am lazy.”
When he works out, Moyer explains, a trainer must prod him. Otherwise he might quit and go home. “I find that I don’t go at it if I don’t have someone making me,” he says. “You’d be amazed at how quickly I let it all go.”
Part of Moyer’s ambivalence toward training comes from his upbringing. “I’m an English boy,” he says. “I played a lot of sports growing up, but I never had any kind of workout regimen. My working out was with my right arm and it involved a pint glass.”
The 41-year-old actor is currently filming the fourth season of HBO’s True Blood. In what has become an annual ritual, Moyer is shaping up so that a merely flat stomach doesn’t look like a beer belly next to the six-pack of his costar, Ryan Kwanten, a man 7 years his junior. Kwanten’s character, he says, “walks into a room and takes his shirt off. That’s his normal entrance. Ryan has minus 6 percent body fat.”
Moyer also worries about a different sort of immortality. “I didn’t want my kids to look back at the show in 20 years’ time and go, ” ‘Who’s that slobby git? Oh, it’s you, Dad.’ ”
Such is the lot of today’s vampires. Where once they lurked in dark, cobblestone-paved alleys, they’re now expected to have cobblestoned midsections. On True Blood, Japanese scientists have invented synthetic, drinkable blood, and vampires have been able to come out of the coffin as a result. From the looks of it, they headed straight to the gym and swore off not only human blood but carbohydrates as well.
Photos by James White
So here is Moyer at Gold’s Gym in Venice on a sunny California morning, grunting his way through ab exercises with his trainer of 3 years, Scot Guthrie. In order to prepare Moyer for filming in Louisiana, they turn up the heat on a training gumbo: push workouts, pull workouts, a little circuit training, some plyometrics and functional work, a dash of sports-specific training. They try not to repeat the same workout. What will all of these incongruous training styles produce when mixed together? Shock, and then forced adaptation. Guthrie points to his client’s stomach, and then to his client’s upper body: “We’re trying to take a little from here and put it there.”
Now the pair heads out to an open-air patio for medicine-ball work. Guthrie has Moyer lift the ball back behind his head as far as he possibly can, and then slam it onto the pavement. Repeatedly.
After that, Moyer turns his back to the high wall and uses both arms to heave the medicine ball as high as he can. The throws are punctuated by grunts that grow more pronounced with each rep. Workouts like this accomplish a neat trick, nailing your core and jacking up your heart rate. By the end, Moyer is winded and gasping.
“Cardio is the devil,” he rasps. Guthrie, meanwhile, sets the outdoor stage for some box jumps.
Moyer finishes by jumping rope, a nod to boxing past. Through it all he insists that if he weren’t shaping up for a physical role, he likely wouldn’t be working out regularly—certainly not this hard. “I think half of what a trainer does is make you feel shame if you don’t show up,” says the actor, who was a smoker till 2004, when he saw his then-2 1/2-year-old daughter mimicking him with a piece of chalk. He quit instantly.
MOYER SHIFTS GEARS IN OTHER ways, too. In conversation he switches accents and personality types. He also has a stunning capacity to achieve total stillness (which, as it turns out, is key when playing a vampire). To move at vamp speed—the speed of light—vampires must hold energy in reserve. That means no extraneous movement.
In an instant, Moyer snaps from leaning forward to reclined and still. He’s come to think that stillness is a quality that not just actors but every guy should add to his arsenal. “[The actors] who go into the room and don’t do anything are the ones who turn people’s heads,” he says. “Might not be able to act for shit, but they’re the ones people are interested in. They want enigmatic.”
That lesson can serve you well in job interviews and business meetings, and on dates. You’re always sitting across from casting directors. Allow them to see what they want to see in you. Keep your cards close to your chest. When you do move, be decisive, and make it count.
Consider Moyer’s postworkout workout—a sparring session at the boxing gym. Moyer’s boxing coach and sparring partner, a retired (but still young) fighter named Marcelo Crudele, stalks him around the ring, calling out cadences and instructions: “Double jab. Double jab. One-two. One-two. One-two.” Moyer responds by popping rapid-fire jab and uppercut combinations off Marcelo’s gloves.
Finally, a buzzer ends the workout. “You’re preparing for what you think is coming, and then he does something else,” Moyer says.
To read the rest of this interview go to: menshealth.com
The following are three videos from the Season 4 Premiere of True Blood that took place last night at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood. In them, StephenMoyer and Anna Paquin talk about working together and about their characters in Season 4. The videos also include a few scenes from Season 4 of Sookie in fairyland and of Bill and Jessica at the Compton home.
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin hit the red carpet for the premiere of “True Blood” Season 4 in Hollywood where they chat with Access about what’s happening with their character this season. Also, is it difficult playing out fight scenes with each other?
On and off screen couple, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, attend the fourth season premiere of ‘True Blood,’ where they revealed their working antics as a married couple. (June 22)
Married co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer say it’s fantastic to work on set as husband and wife – when they get to see each other.
sources: accesshollywood.com and YouTube.com